WELLOW GOLF CLUB GREENKEEPERS COURSE REPORT 2017/2018
What’s been happening out on the course?
If you have managed to get out on the course over the past few months you will have noticed some changes happening around the course.
Simon and his team have been quietly going about their business doing what is necessary over the wetter months to not only protect the course but working on projects to improve the golfing experience.
Course Report – Wellow Greenkeepers
600 yard path.
New Path on Embley #2.
This path was a monster for the team.
Stretching over 600 yards from tee to green. This hole is essential for the Winter course and the path will hopefully allow us to open the course to buggies more days in the Winter Months.
Over time more paths will be dug and joined with others to help protect areas of the Winter course in extreme weather.
Not many people know but Simon and the team spend hours every morning raking over 70 bunkers. During a course walk in October it was decided to remove a few of the bunkers.
Ryedown #3- left side of the green
This troublesome bunker rarely drained and was not one of Wellow’s best. Now filled in and turfed, plans have already started to build a smaller more pot like bunker short left of the putting surface catching all those who fail to pick a long enough club.
Ryedown #4 – long right of the green
This was a poorly build and very stony bunker and rarely in play, so this too has been covered and will be turfed over soon.
Ryedown #7 – long of the green. –
Another bunker that was rarely in play and took almost 10 mins to rake every morning. This will save time and money on maintenance.
Silver Birch fell during high winds in late December. Thankfully falling away from the green.